About this book
Patrick Ness' darkly mischievous and painfully funny novel about coming to terms with loss was inspired by an idea by the late Siobhan Dowd. It recently became the first book ever to win both the Carnegie and Kate Greenaway medals.
Costa Award winner Patrick Ness spins a tale from the final idea of much-loved Carnegie Medal winner Siobhan Dowd, whose premature death prevented her from writing it herself. Darkly mischievous and painfully funny, this is an extraordinarily moving novel of coming to terms with loss from two of the finest writers for young adults.
The monster showed up just after midnight. As they do. But it isn't the monster Conor's been expecting. He's been expecting the one from his nightmare, the one he's had nearly every night since his mother started her treatments, the one with the darkness and the wind and the screaming...